“Everybody’s working for the weekend.”
It’s a lyric we’ve belted at happy hour karaoke, comedically worked into conversation with co-workers, and felt every Monday morning since Loverboy released the titular song in 1981. But in 2022, as hybrid work becomes the norm and employees experience more freedom, does the essence of the decades-old tune still ring true?
Not quite: In this modern age, everybody’s working for autonomy. In fact, according to a 2022 global report published by Jabra, employees with high autonomy were more than 80 percent likely to experience an increase in motivation, productivity and a sense of work-life balance.